Apart from the devotional aspect, the biggest attraction is the eateries that crop up in various pockets of the city.
Mumbai: Braving the sweltering Mumbai heat, Muslims in the city will embark on the holy month of Ramzan from Tuesday.
Apart from the devotional aspect, the biggest attraction is the eateries that crop up in various pockets of the city, so much so that many Mumbaikars await this month purely to relish the treats on sale at designated spots like Mohammed Ali Road, Andheri (west), Yari Road, Bandra station, Mahim dargah, Jogeshwari, Kurla (east and west), Mumbra and Mira Road.
Mohammed Ali Road in particular transforms into an iftar wonderland every evening and a sehri haven early every morning, with street vendors cooking up a storm for the thousands who throng there to break their fast.
Meanwhile, doctors have advised avoiding outside food, with Dr Arshad Khan of the state-run J.J. Hospital saying that the scorching heat will prove a hindrance to those observing fasts. “As drinking of water or any other liquid is not allowed during the fast, the person fasting should ensure that they do not get dehydrated through the day and last till the time of breaking the fast,” he said.
He also advised that rather than having heavy, oily meals, people should have light nutritional meals both in the morning and evening.